The President of the Students Union Government of the University of Calabar was allegedly flogged because his friend wasn’t wearing a face mask.
According to Archibong Edet, Legal student and Pan Africanist, who shared the story, said the Cross River State COVID19 task force team led by Eric Anderson (Commissioner for Culture and Tourism) attacked the SUG President of Unical(Raymond Moses) and his friends because one of them didn’t wear nose mask.
They were reported flogged with canes and chased with bottles.
The student buttressed the reports with photos …
Recall that on May 2, 2020, the Federal Government proclaimed that anybody found moving about without a face mask will be prosecuted.
This was disclosed in a document by the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, as part of the guidelines it released for the implementation of the phased and gradual easing of the lockdown.
The five-page document was signed by Boss Mustapha, the PTF Chairman on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Mustapha stated that anyone found with the temperature of above 38ºC would be mandated to return home and call NCDC for evaluation.
“Anyone who presents a temperature of above 38ºC will be mandated to return home and call NCDC for evaluation,” the statement read in part.
“Anyone without a face mask/covering will be asked to return home and will be prosecuted.